Published On: May 20 2014 11:32:27 PM CDTUpdated On: May 21 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
After first finding fame in "Rocky III," Mr. T became even more famous on the 1980s TV show "The A-Team," playing ex-Army commando Bosco "B. A." Baracus.
Mr. T is seen here in a pomotional photo for his new home improvement show "I Pity the Tool," which will debut on DIY Network sometime in 2015.
Scott Baio was cast at age 16 to play Fonzie's cousin, Chachi Arcola, on "Happy Days" and got his own short-lived spinoff with Erin Moran in "Joanie Loves Chachi" in 1982-83. He went on to star in "Charles in Charge" from 1984 to 1990.
Baio is seen here arriving at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 23, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.
Charlotte Rae originated the role of housekeeper Edna Garrett in the late 1970s on "Diff'rent Strokes" and took the character to the spinoff "Facts of Life" from 1979 to 1986.
Rae is seen here reuniting with some of her "Facts of Life" co-stars at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Sept. 15, 2014. From left to right are Mindy Cohn, Geri Jewell, Lisa Whelchel, Rae and Nancy McKeon.
One of the other most memorable characters from "Facts of Life" was Tootie Ramsey, played by Kim Fields.
Fields is seen here arriving at the Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movie Channel's 2014 Summer TCA Party on July 8, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.
Harry Hamlin played attorney Michael Kuzak on "L.A. Law" from 1986 to 1991, during which time he was voted as People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1987.
Hamlin is seen here at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on Feb. 22, 2015, in West Hollywood, California.
Gerald McRaney (left) spent most of the 1980s teaming up with Jameson Parker (right) as private detective brothers on "Simon & Simon."
McRaney is seen here at the premiere of the movie "Focus" on Feb. 24, 2015, in Hollywood, California.
Tom Selleck starred as the Hawaiian-shirt-wearing private detective Thomas Magnum on "Magnum, P.I." from 1980 to 1988.
Since 2010, Selleck has starred in the TV series "Blue Bloods."
Soleil Moon Frye was one of the most iconic child stars of the 1980s thanks to her title role in the sitcom "Punky Brewster."
Frye is seen here at a charity event in Los Angeles in June 2014.
If you were a child of the 1980s, you know all about them "Duke Boys." Tom Wopat (left) and John Schneider (right) played cousins Bo and Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard," along with Catherine Bach, and her famous shorts, as Daisy Duke.
Schneider, who also spent a decade playing Clark Kent's father on "Smallville," is seen here in a 2013 episode of the Tyler Perry soap opera "The Haves and the Have Nots."
Wopat is seen here in a 2013 publicity photo.
Bach, who joined the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" in 2012, arrives at the Television Academy's Daytime Programming Peer Group's 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Nominees Celebration on June 19, 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker portrayed distant cousins Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton in "Perfect Strangers" from 1986 to 1993.
Pinchot is seen here in a promotional photo for his home restoration show "The Bronson Pinchot Project."
Linn-Baker is seen here with his wife, actress Christa Justus at the New York Stage and Film 2014 Winter Gala on Nov. 16, 2014, in New York City.
Linda Lavin played the title character in the sitcom "Alice" from 1976 to 1985.
Lavin returned to the TV sitcom with a role in "Sean Saves the World," which premiered in 2013 but was canceled after 13 episodes.
Henry Winkler became famous for playing Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on "Happy Days" from 1974 to 1984.
Winkler is seen here arriving at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.
Alan Thicke was pretty much the quintessential TV dad as Jason Seaver on the sitcom "Growing Pains."
Thicke is seen here at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.
From 1981 to 1983, William Katt played schoolteacher-turned-superhero Ralph Hinkley on "The Greatest American Hero."
Katt (right) is seen here in a scene from the 2012 movie "The Jonas Project."
Between her roles on "Dynasty" and "T.J. Hooker," Heather Locklear was seemingly everywhere in the 1980s.
Locklear arrives to TNT's 25th Anniversary Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California.
One of Locklear's co-stars on "Dynasty," Joan Collins helped turned the show into a ratings smash with her portrayal of the conniving Alexis Carrington.
Collins arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.
Delta Burke earned two Emmy nominations for playing Suzanne Sugarbaker on the sitcom "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1991.
Burke is seen here with her husband, fellow '80s TV star Gerald McRaney, at the premiere of the film "Get Low" in Beverly Hills in July 2010.
Don Johnson (right) playedJames "Sonny" Crockett opposite Philip Michael Thomas's Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs on "Miami Vice" from 1984 to 1989.
Johnson is seen here at an event during the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, on on Feb. 18, 2015.
Richard Dean Anderson rose to fame playing the title character in the TV show "MacGyver" from 1985 to 1992.
Anderson is seen here during a 2011 appearance on the USA Network drama "Fairly Legal."
When the 1980s began, Suzanne Somers had already been a star for several years thanks to the sitcom "Three's Company." She also went on to star in her own sitcom "She's the Sheriff" from 1987 to 1989.
Somers is seen here at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3, 2015, in Palm Springs, California.
Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless spent much of the 1980s playing the titular police detectives on "Cagney & Lacey," which ran for seven seasons from 1981 to 1988.
Daly arrives at the opening night of the Broadway production of "The Audience" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 8, 2015, in New York City.
Gless is seen here in an episode of "Burn Notice," in which she had a supporting role during its run from 2007 to 2013.
Before he became known as "Baywatch's" Mitch Buchannon, David Hasselhoff found fame playing Michael Knight on four seasons of "Knight Rider."
Hasselhoff is seen here in May 2014.
Linda Gray spent the '80s playing Sue Ellen Ewing on the primetime soap opera "Dallas." She's seen here with Larry Hagman, who played J.R. Ewing.
Gray is seen here at a promotional event for the TNT reboot of "Dallas" on Aug. 19, 2014, in Sydney, Australia.
Bill Cosby, already famous for his stand-up and for the TV shows "I Spy," "The Bill Cosby Show," "The Electric Company" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," found an even higher level of fame when he launched "The Cosby Show" in 1984. The show was the No. 1 show in America for five straight seasons between 1985 and 1989.
Cosby is seen here performing at the King Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 21, 2014, in Melbourne, Florida.
Michael J. Fox won three Emmys for his role as Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties" on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars of the 1980s.
Fox is seen here arriving at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Ted Danson earned 11 straight Emmy nominations -- winning twice -- between 1983 and 1993 for his role as Sam Malone on "Cheers."
Danson is seen here in a 2013 episode of "CSI," which he joined in 2011.
Harry Anderson not only starred as Judge Harry Stone on the sitcom "Night Court" from 1984 to 1992, he also had a recurring role on "Cheers" as the conman "Harry the Hat."
Anderson is seen here in a scene from the 2014 movie "A Matter of Faith."